Bicycle Safety Campaign
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The greatest number of traffic crashes involving a bicyclist occurred in the early evening, but the greatest number of fatalities were between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.  Although one third of bicyclist fatalities took place on highways, 40% happened on city streets and nearly three of every four crashes in which a cyclist died occurred in an urban area. In 2019, there were 2,547 traffic crashes in Texas involving bicyclists, up 5% from the previous year.

Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers and can also be fined for violating traffic laws. They must obey all traffic signs and signals, including red lights and stop signs, ride in the same direction as traffic, and yield the right of way.

Safety Tips

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Be visible and safe by wearing light/reflective clothing.
  • Learn more about bicycle safety.

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